Our staff, community advisors, research network and education partners work together for you.

The four pillars of our community engagement are:

  1. Providing Institutional Resources
  2. Cancer information Dissemination
  3. Building Community-Academic Partnerships
  4. Supporting Community
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Catchment Area UCSF

We will eliminate the inequities that cause cancer disparities in the HDFCCC Catchment Area by

  • SUSTAINING year-round, non-transactional community engagement
  • FACILITATING community-academic partnerships for research & service
  • DISSEMINATING cancer information to increase awareness & knowledge

HDFCCC catchment area includes 48 of 59 counties


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Sustaining Community Engagement

Institutional Resources

We sustain community engagement.  Year-Round, Non-Transactional Community Engagement

Common requests:

  • Sponsorship for community cancer & health events
  • Recommend a topic or speaker for CAB2
  • Join the HDFCCC CAB or Nominate a new member

The role of the OCE is to SUSTAIN relationships with our community partners year-round; even when there is no upcoming grant proposal that needs community engagement or an ongoing research project that requires it. We deliver programs on a quarterly basis for diverse racial/ethnic and geographic communities and provide support of activities delivered by both academic and community partners under the guidance of, and collaboration with our Community Advisory Board (CAB)

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Disseminating Community Engagement

Cancer Information

We disseminate cancer information to the community to increase awareness and knowledge.

Common requests:

  • HDFCCC Investigators requesting a time to present your research at CAB
  • Requesting a Community Health Educator Presentation or Collaboration
  • Requesting UCSF Cancer Center materials for distribution at your health fair or community event
  • Accessing cancer information from:
    • CAB2 Archive slides and events
    • Joining the CAB2 ChatnChew Crew

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Facilitating Community Engagement

Community Partnerships

Community-Academic Partnerships for Research & Service

For community partners seeking:

  • An HDFCCC investigator or faculty member speaker for your event?
  • An academic partner for community research or education?
  • A letter of support for your grant application?

For academic partners seeking:

  • Diverse community input to inform your research?
  • Community Partners for Research Projects?
  • A letter of support for your grant application?
  • Resources for successful community based participatory research (CBPR).

 

Why is this important?

  • Equitable community-academic partnerships produce research & service activities that are more relevant to those affected.
  • Community-academic partnerships also increases effectiveness of health interventions by taking advantage of buy in from all the relevant stakeholders.
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Advocating for Community Engagement

Community Building

We advocate for cancer survivors and patients.